May 2014 (47)

Tuatara

ISBN: 9781927145449

Author: Alison Cree    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Pick up virtually any textbook on vertebrate evolution and you will find mention of the curious reptile known as tuatara (Sphenodon). The special evolutionary s...


Pick up virtually any textbook on vertebrate evolution and you will find mention of the curious reptile known as tuatara (Sphenodon). The special evolutionary status of tuatara as the last of the rhynchocephalians - one of the four orders of living reptiles - is unquestioned. Wild members of the sole living species are now restricted to a few dozen remote islands around the New Zealand coast, where for several centuries they have been observed and studied by humans. But are tuatara really unchanged 'living fossils', or close relatives of dinosaurs, as sometimes portrayed?

This is the first detailed monograph for decades about this enigmatic reptile, and the first to be illustrated in colour throughout. The evolution, natural history and conservation of tuatara are covered in comprehensive detail, providing a valuable resource for the specialist yet in a style accessible to a wide readership. The special place of tuatara in Maori and popular culture is also considered. Tuatara have survived alongside humans for more than 700 years, though with their numbers much reduced; what are their future prospects in a globally changing world?


Bind: hardback


Pages: 600


Dimensions: 190 x 258 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2014


$89.99
The Berenstain Bears : A Bear Country Alphabet Coloring Book

ISBN: 9780486494708

Author: Stan & Jan Berenstain    Publisher: Dover Publications

Visit Bear Country in the company of Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear. During your trip, the lovable bears will guide you through an outdoor alphabet with f...


Visit Bear Country in the company of Mama, Papa, Brother, and Sister Bear. During your trip, the lovable bears will guide you through an outdoor alphabet with full-page illustrations accompanying each of the ABCs. Start with Papa's Axe, Bees that chase the Bears, and Clouds, a Cow, and Chickens — and end up with X-rays, Yo-yos, and a Zebra.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Childrens
$9.99
The Berenstain Bears Count on Numbers Coloring Book

ISBN: 9780486494692

Author: Stan & Jan Berenstain    Publisher: Dover Publications

Take a walk into town with the little Berenstain Bears and count the sights along the way! Start at the cozy tree house, where there's one cloud in the sky and ...


Take a walk into town with the little Berenstain Bears and count the sights along the way! Start at the cozy tree house, where there's one cloud in the sky and two cars on the road. Then count the four squirrels that tag along, the nine birthday presents, a fourteen-pancake breakfast, and other surprises. The fanciful full-page illustrations offer plenty of coloring fun.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 08-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Childrens
$9.99
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly : 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9781846435997

Author: Pam Adams    Publisher: Child’s Play

Celebrate the 40th birthday of the Old Lady. Give this special hard cover edition as a gift and pass this timeless classic on to the next generation. Ingenious ...


Celebrate the 40th birthday of the Old Lady. Give this special hard cover edition as a gift and pass this timeless classic on to the next generation. Ingenious die-cut holes bring this much-loved nursery rhyme to life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 15-04-2013


$24.99
Wally Whale and His Friends

ISBN: 9780859532686

Author: Pam Adams    Publisher: Child’s Play

Wally Whale spouts and squeaks as he meets his friends. Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bath time experience.


Wally Whale spouts and squeaks as he meets his friends. Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bath time experience.


Tags: May 2014   Childrens
$14.99
Dolly Dolphin Bath Book

ISBN: 9780859536165

Publisher: Child’s Play

Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bath time experience.


Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bath time experience.


Pages: 10


Dimensions: 152 x 152 mm


Publication Date: 23-04-2014


Tags: May 2014   Childrens
$14.99
Emily the Elephant and Her Friends

ISBN: 9780859537247

Author: M. Twinn    Publisher: Child’s Play

Emily the elephant squeaks and spouts each time she meets a friend. Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bathtime ex...


Emily the elephant squeaks and spouts each time she meets a friend. Colourful and ingenious washable books make reading fun and provide a delightful bathtime experience.


Tags: May 2014   Childrens
$14.99
The Prince and the Pauper

ISBN: 9781843915034

Author: Mark Twain    Publisher: Hesperus Press

Two boys from two different walks of life change places and alter their paths forever in this American classic from Mark TwainLondon, 1547. Two boys meet by cha...


Two boys from two different walks of life change places and alter their paths forever in this American classic from Mark TwainLondon, 1547. Two boys meet by chance and strike up a conversation at the gates of a palace. Tom Canty is a poor young boy with few prospects in life; his new friend happens to be Prince Edward VI, the Prince of Wales. The prince and the pauper could not be more different from one another, except for the small fact that they look identical. When Tom admires the prince's fine garments, he and Prince Edward decide on the spur of the moment to swap clothes. But with cruel irony the prince is mistaken for a poor beggar in Tom's rags and kicked out of his own palace while Tom is taken to be the prince by everyone he meets. Suddenly the prince and the pauper have swapped not only clothes but also their homes, families, lives, and their very identities. While the boys are eager to learn about life in someone else's shoes, they ultimately want to return to their own homes and families. But this proves to be a tall order when nobody believes the prince's claims that he is really a prince despite being clothed in rags. This gripping tale of mistaken identity sees Mark Twain venturing into historical fiction for children while displaying his typical flair for witty dialogue and incisive satire.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Publication Date: 26-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Classics
$21.99
Puck of Pook's Hill

ISBN: 9781843915027

Author: Rudyard Kipling    Publisher: Hesperus Press

From the author of The Jungle Book comes a magical fantasy story, rich in historical detail and filled with intrigue and excitementUna and Dan, reciting Shakesp...


From the author of The Jungle Book comes a magical fantasy story, rich in historical detail and filled with intrigue and excitementUna and Dan, reciting Shakespeare on a summer's evening in rural Sussex, unwittingly summon the elf Puck. They are taken on a fantastic journey through Britain's past, their magical companion plucking from history an array of fascinating characters for them to meet: Parnesius, a Roman centurion who manned Hadrian's wall; Wayland, a Saxon warrior and blacksmith; Sir Richard, a Norman knight who made an extraordinary journey to Africa; and many others. Each offers a story from his own life, mixing war and politics with adventure and intrigue. Each is rich with historical detail. One of the great classics of children's literature, Puck of Pook's Hill is by turns a fantastical story of magical otherness and a compelling exploration of history. A runaway success on first publication, it still has the power to excite children and their parents alike.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Publication Date: 26-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Classics
$21.99
Apocalypse Next Tuesday

ISBN: 9781843915072

Author: David Safier    Publisher: Hesperus Press

The course of true love never runs smoothly, especially when the Apocalypse gets in the way—a hilarious rom-com, Bridget Jones meets Life of BrianWhen 30-somet...


The course of true love never runs smoothly, especially when the Apocalypse gets in the way—a hilarious rom-com, Bridget Jones meets Life of BrianWhen 30-something Marie jilts her boring boyfriend at the altar she wonders if life can get any worse. So when a handsome carpenter comes to work on the roof, she realizes she has nothing to lose by asking him out. Even his bizarre assertions that he is Jesus isn’t enough to put Marie off—her biological clock is ticking, and it's time to settle down. Meanwhile, Satan (a dead ringer for George Clooney) is on the prowl, recruiting horsemen for next week's Armageddon, scheduled for Tuesday, and Archangel Gabriel has discovered the pleasures of the flesh and is off on a sex marathon. Things are looking grim. Fortunately, Marie is dating the son of God—maybe, just maybe, he can get things straightened out. Provocative and blasphemous (with added pizza), this is a wonderfully light, witty book full of surprises.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Publication Date: 26-05-2014


$24.99
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